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Game Notes: Oakland Raiders 10 Washington Redskins 27

Here are the game notes from the Oakland Raiders loss to the Washington Redskins, presented by Microsoft Surface.

Raiders 10, Redskins 27

The Raiders fell to the Redskins by a score of 27-10 in first-of-five primetime appearances this season. The loss gives the team a 18-19 record on Sunday Night Football.

The defeat pushes the overall series against the Redskins to 7-6, with the Raiders holding the advantage.

Now at 2-1, the Raiders are tied for second in the division with the Denver Broncos, and will travel to Denver next week to face their division rival.

Tonight marked the first-of-four games against the NFC East, with their next matchup coming against the division on Dec. 3 at home against the New York Giants.* *

Game Highlights

*DE Khalil Mack *recorded a sack for the second consecutive game, pushing him into ninth on the club’s all-time sack list with 32 in his career.

*TE Jared Cook *registered his first receiving touchdown with the Raiders.

LB/DE James Cowser recovered a career-high two fumbles recoveries in the game.

Starters - Offense

WR Michael Crabtree

T Donald Penn

LG Kelechi Osemele

C Rodney Hudson

RG Gabe Jackson

RT Marshall Newhouse

TE Jared Cook

WR Amari Cooper

QB Derek Carr

RB Marshawn Lynch

TE Lee Smith

**Starters - Defense

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DE Mario Edwards Jr.

DT Eddie Vanderdoes

NT Justin Ellis

DE Khalil Mack

SLB Bruce Irvin

MLB Marquel Lee

WLB Cory James

LCB David Amerson

RCB TJ Carrie

FS Reggie Nelson

SS Karl Joseph

Offense

QB Derek Carr

With 4:00 remaining in the third frame, Carr found TE Jared Cook on second-and-13 from the Washington 21-yard line for their first touchdown connection as teammates. The drive lasted two plays and totaled 18 yards in :47 seconds, following a *LB/DE James Cowser *fumble recovery on a muffed punt.

Carr finished throwing for 118 yards 19-of-31 passing with one touchdown.

TE Jared Cook

Cook hauled in his first receiving touchdown in the Silver and Black uniform when he and QB Derek Carr connected from 21 yards out. The score was the first of the ball game for the Raiders.

Cook recorded four receptions for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) with 21-yard long and one touchdown. 

Defense

LB/DE James Cowser

Following *P Marquette King’s *sixth punt of the night, WR Jamison Crowder muffed the catch at the Washington 9-yard line, where Cowser recovered the ball on the 18-yard line. Two plays later, the Raiders scored their first touchdown of the night from 21 yards out.

Cowser recorded another takeaway in the fourth quarter, following a* LB Cory James* forced fumble on the Washington 11-yard line (recovered at the 12).

Cowser finished the night with three tackles (two solo) on defense in addition to his two recoveries.

**LB Cory James

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James recorded his second career forced fumble that was recovered by the defense, the team’s second takeaway of the night.

James finished as the leading tackler on the evening with 12 stops (six solo), adding one forced fumble.

DE Khalil Mack

With 12:44 left in the second quarter and on third down, Mack recorded his second sack of the season, good for a 9-yard loss. The sack by Mack marks consecutive games getting to the quarterback.

Mack finished the night with nine tackles (five solo) and one sack for nine yards. 

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Special Teams</span>

P Marquette King

King entered Week 3 leading league in punting average (54.0 avg.), and began his night with four boots of 50-plus yards in the first half, flipping the field position for the Raiders’ defense.

King punted a total of seven times in tonight’s game, pinning four inside the 20-yard line and averaging 52.7 yards per kick.

King has averaged over 50 yards per kick in each week thus far in 2017.

K Giorgio Tavecchio

Following a *LB/DE James Cowser *fumble recovery, Tavecchio added his first field goal of the night from 22 yards out. His field goal brought the score to 24-10, Redskins.

Tavecchio finished perfect on the evening, knocking in his lone field goal and PAT.

Tavecchio is six-of-six kicking field goals on the season and nine-of-nine on PATs. 

<span style="text-decoration: underline;">Other Notables</span>

WR Michael Crabtree extended his streak of at least one reception in a game to 114, before exiting in the fourth quarter with a chest injury. T Donald Penn started in his 159th consecutive regular season game, tied for the second-most starts among active offensive lineman.

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